If you’re of the kind that likes champagne or sparkly wine, there is a very small and intimate champagne-bar (or, sekt-bar that everyone who has been here long enough to forge that that’s not an English word says) that’s worth a visit. Good champagne and nice hosts -as well as a strangely good BLUE champagne coctail. It’s called Szigeti. Only bad thing about it is that it’s a smoking bar.
Happy customers? 😀 Just in case you’re wondering, the German word for mobile phone is ‘Handy.’ so whenever you talk to German speaking people, they get royally confused anytime you use the word in the right context. Like saying that a mobile phone is pretty handy to have… that just totally throws them off.
To combat dogshit, the city of Vienna gives away free doggy bags to everyone by filling up these dispensers that can be found all over the city. Can’t say that it is perfect as people still neglect to pick up the shit from their dogs, but one does hope that it at least makes some impact. The bags are of good quality, just so you know!
I’ve noticed lately that when I upload straight from my phone, the picture does not fill the screen and it becomes blurry and lower quality… which is a shame. So, I’m now posting one day in advance, so that I can get to my computer at night to upload. That way you don’t have to put up with empty spaces and blurry shots. 🙂
Kirtag, or ‘Church-days’ are usually connected to a church or parish, and is basically a street fair. I really like them. They happen throughout summer, with quite a few of them happening in the late summer, when the young wine (Sturm) is ready. This is a picture of the ride that’s put up by Stefansdom (Steffl) for the Kirtage there.
According to the internet:
The Art Nouveaum, Anker clock , designed in 1911 by the painter and sculptor Franz von Matsch, connects two buildings in what is thought to be Vienna’s oldest Square, Hoher Markt.
The clock shows the time by historical figures that move across the clock face. Every hour a different historical figure passes by. Each of the twelve figures have a roman number on their head indicating the hour, while the minutes are shown by an arrow above the figures that point to the minutes on the clock face.
It is best to see this clock at noon as all twelve figures are paraded, accompanied by music.